LA Gang Tours has been featured in The NY Times, CNN, NBC, NPR and The LA Times.
"About the tour, the goals are all positive and he's not trying to glorify gangs. Alfred's main goal is "Let's stop the gang violence." He wants to do the right thing. He's the real deal." LAPD Captain Mark Olvera
In August I had the awesome experience of attending The LA Gang Tour. This is a bus tour and we will be able to get off of the bus several times during the 3 hour tour. We will also be able to ask the former gang member/s, giving the tour, anything we would like and have our picture taken with them at one of the stops.
This was a life changing experience for me and the coordinator has agreed to do a private tour for us Saturday Oct. 6 from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM. We will meet at 9:15 to check in. There is plenty of street parking or you can park in the lot of the Dream Center (with which they are associated.)
Some of the places we will go are So. Central LA, Watts, the projects, the Art District and Watts Tower. If you are concerned with security/safety check out "Safe Passage" on their link.
The tour is run by former gang members who help inner city young adults. It is truly a moving and fascinating experience.
"Our goal with LA GANG TOURS is to use the profits from the tours to create jobs and provide opportunities for the residents of South Central, Los Angeles. We believe that educating people from around the world about the Los Angeles inner city lifestyle, gang involvement and solutions is a vital step towards a peaceful existence. This project will create opportunities to contribute to the economic health of South Central and the tools needed to access the American market."
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Normally the price of the tour is $100. Our price is $65. for this private tour. Please pay via Pay Pal to [masked] . Please click on "send money" enter the amount, $65.00 and my email address, then click on "personal," then "payment owed" so no fee is deducted. If you do not use Pay Pal you can contact me directly about sending a check. After the money is received you will be confirmed. Please note: because this is a private tour there is no place on their website to submit payment through the tour company.
They usually only offer tours during the summer months but have agreed to do this private tour for us. I need to give them a head count by Sat. Sept 29 so if you plan to attend please sign up now.
Since I have been on this tour before please don't hesitate to contact me at [masked] if you have any questions.
If you are interested in having lunch after I will post a place to meet. Please let me know if that is of interest to you.